Hello, it’s me


Hello it’s me, I was wondering if after all this time you’d miss me. 🙂 I’m pretty sure some of you are singing to this.

Firstly, I’d like to apologise for my somewhat absence. I have been very busy, you know with every day routine and I am also involved with a lot of charities which keeps me busy. We also went away to Mauritius in December & January. I have however managed to book 2 trips this year already with maybe a 3rd later in the year. The USA in April and Croatia, Turkey and Greece in June/ July. I am so excited about these trips. Obviously a lot of planning has gone into it and now pretty much everything is organised. So watch this space for travel updates.

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We have a severe drought in Cape Town at the moment and strict water restrictions. We are only allowed to use 50 litres of water per person per day. We have done our fair bit to save water. We have installed artificial grass, set up 3 rain water tanks one which we use for the laundry. We shower with buckets and reuse the grey water to flush and clean water to clean floors. We have a pool cover to stop most of the evaporation and we have a borehole. We all take 90 second showers and switch the shower on and off to soap and rinse. It hasn’t been too difficult to adapt to this way of life. I do however miss my long relaxing baths. Oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do. We all rejoice when it does rain. Our gardens are in desperate need of water so when it rains they get a bit of water and at the same time my tanks and pool get refilled, yay! Through the residents efforts, we have luckily averted Day Zero which is the day our taps run dry.

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The pic above was taken from my flight to Mauritius in December. It is Cape Town’s main water supply dam, Theewaterskloof. All the sand is supposed to be filled with water.

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I will try to post more regularly as from now on. I actually have really missed blogging. Have a great week everyone!

 

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